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Ogaden

(ˌɒɡəˈdɛn)
n
(Placename) the Ogaden a region of SE Ethiopia, bordering on Somalia: consists of a desert plateau, inhabited by Somali nomads; a secessionist movement, supported by Somalia, has existed within the region since the early 1960s and led to bitter fighting between Ethiopia and Somalia (1977–78)
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O•ga•den

(oʊˈgɑ deɪn)
n.
an arid region in SE Ethiopia.
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The conflicts from Chad to Darfur, Sudan, to the Ogaden Desert in Ethiopia, to Somalia and its pirates, and across to Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, lie in a great arc of arid lands where water scarcity is leading to failed crops, dying livestock, extreme poverty, and desperation.
Since October 16, 1975--more than 2 years ago--when a case occurred in Bangladesh, smallpox has been detected only in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, 3 countries which together with Djibouti are linked by the Ogaden Desert to form one epidemiologic unit.